Update UK G1 not showing paid apps

by Al Sutton » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:13:58 GMT

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 I've been playing with a UK G1 which has received the 1.1 firmware 
update (TC9), but it would seem that it can't access paid for apps.

I'd appreciate someone else verifying this on another update UK G1, but 
when I switched the view to show paid apps only all the categories just 
have a message saying;

"No matching content in Android Market".

If someone could check this I'd appreciate it because at the moment I'm 
not sure if it is something wrong with the G1 I was using (signal 
strength, etc.), or does the UK TC9 update not bring paid-apps to UK users?



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Update UK G1 not showing paid apps

by Ryan » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:42:24 GMT

 I can confirm this is the same on my UK G1.

The market is no longer Beta, but no paid app's yet. My guess is the
update means UK G1's can now support paid app's, but we're still
waiting on Google to flick the switch and make them available.

Hopefully, not too much longer to wait.


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Update UK G1 not showing paid apps

by lotusscript » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 16:57:35 GMT

 Same here!

Now where did I put that "Google, switch em on or else" email  :-)


Update UK G1 not showing paid apps

by admin.androidsl...@googlemail.com » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 19:17:29 GMT

 My theory is that RC9 means that all Google now needs to do is flick a
switch and the UK will see paid apps without needing e.g. RC10.

But I don't think Google are ready to flick the switch. They still
want to sort out any teething issues they had from opening the paid
market in the US.

My paid app available US only has had several Google issues, including
users not being able to download updates, users not being able to get
refunds within 24 hours, users not being able to transfer apps to new
phone, etc.

Google will want to sort out these issues before they open up the
market too widely so I can understand why they are not giving any
definite dates.


Update UK G1 not showing paid apps

by Stoyan Damov » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 19:23:19 GMT

 On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 1:17 PM, admin.androidsl...@googlemail.com

Which is great. I've said it already and can't stress enough that
perfectly working Market application is billions of times more
important than meeting *any* deadline.



Update UK G1 not showing paid apps

by Ryan » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 23:00:28 GMT

 > But I don't think Google are ready to flick the switch. They still

Looks like we're in for a long wait then...


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